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AFTA Best of Show winners, 2018

Shimano’s Chris Cleaver with the Best Reel award for the Curado DC baitcaster.

LAST week’s AFTA trade show on the Gold Coast included a Best of Show award where retailers voted on this year’s most impressive gear. Here’s a list of winners from this year’s event. Full a full list including runners’ up awards, check out the AFTA Facebook page.

Best Rod
Pure Fishing – Abu Garcia Real Finesse

Best Reel
Shimano Australia – Curado DC

Best Line
Pure Fishing – Berkley X9 Braid 300m

Best Terminal Tackle
TT Lures Swimlockz Jigheads

Best Tackle Management
Wilson Platinum Tournament Bag

Best Sunglasses
Mako Eyewear – Edge Frame Graduated Flash Mirro Glass Lens
Spotters Shades – Spotters Fusion Ice

Best Hard Lure
River 2 Sea Brands – Chasebaits Frill Seeker

Best Soft Lure
River 2 Sea Brands – Chase 200mm Ultimate Squid

Best Outdoor/Camping Product
Yeti Australia – Hopper Backflip 24 Fog Gray

Best Game Fishing Rod
Wilson Fishing – Live Fibre RLF46FRO

Best Game Fishing Lure
J.M Gillies Agencies – Bluewater HC Stickbait

Best Game Fishing Accessory
Viva Fishing Tackle – Cobalt Blue Bench Crimper

Best Fly Fishing Product
J.M Gillies Agencies – Sage Igniter Fly Rod / Rio Jungle Series Fly Line

Best Fishing/Boating Accessory
Yeti Australia – Loadout Bucket

Best Combo
Pure Fishing – Abu Garcia Maxtreme/Finesse

Best Clothing Accessory
Blue Fish Imports – Samaki Black Marlin Sublimation Shirt

John Dunphy Award For Innovation
Costa Sunglasses Untangled Collection


Anton Botha from Berkley with the Best Line award for the X9 Braid.
Jenny Gordillo from Costa Sunglasses and Damian Kerves from Rapala with the John Dunphy Award For Innovation.





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